UVM Health Network to deploy first phase of $150M Epic EHR

University of Vermont Health Network will launch the first phase of its $151.6 million Epic EHR implementation on Nov. 9, according to a news release emailed to Becker's Hospital Review.

Approved by the state of Vermont in 2018, the project will unite all University of Vermont Health Network hospitals and affiliates on the same Epic EHR system, which includes functions for billing, scheduling and registration.

Network affiliates participating in the Nov. 9 rollout include Berlin-based Central Vermont Medical Center, Middlebury, Vt.-based Porter Medical Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y.-based Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Medical Center.

The EHR go-live will comprise three phases for the hospitals; UVM Medical Center will use all clinical and administrative functions for both inpatient and outpatient settings, while the remaining three hospitals will use clinical and administrative functions only for outpatient care. The three hospitals will gain access to inpatient capabilities in 2020 and 2021.

The Nov. 9 rollout will cost $151.6 million over the next six years. University of Vermont Health Network remaining affiliates Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y., Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital and Home Health and Hospice, will participate in the Epic system at a later date.

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